Program: Educational and Cultural tour to the Historic
Route of Ethiopia (Axum and Lalibela)
Duration: 5 Days
Activities: Ancient history, age-old culture, breathtaking
highland scenery, waterfalls, castles, rock churches,
and so much more
This is a journey to Ethiopias past and present.
This cultural tour takes you to the two ancient cities
of Ethiopia on Ethiopias Historic North. Both
are listed under UNESCOS World Heritage Sites.
Axum is the birthplace of Ethiopian civilization, and
by the first century Axum was a major trading center
for exotic goods from Egypt, Rome, Nubia, Greece, Syria,
and India. The Holy Ark of the Covenant was brought
here before the destruction of the Temple, and Axum
is reputed to be the second Jerusalem.
The rock-hewn churches of Lalibela are world's most
incredible man-made creations, commonly referred by
many as the living wonders of the world
These remarkable edifices were carved out of solid rock,
in a region where the rugged landscape still protects
the churches from mass tourism. The 11 man-made churches
are found in the town of Lalibela and they are a lasting
monument to man's faith in God.
If you just have only a couple of days and would like
to combine ancient African Civilization with the unique
cultural experience, this tour is for you!
Educational/Historical Tour of Ethiopia Program
Day 01: Arrive Addis Ababa:Arrive in Addis Ababa
and afternoon city tour of Addis Ababa.O/N: hotel.
Day 02: Addis Ababa-Axum
Fly to Axum and full day explore the ancient city of
Axum. In the afternoon, an excursion to the pre-Christian
temple of Yeha. O/N: hotel.
Day 3: Axum-Lalibela
In the morning, fly to Lalibela and visit the first
group of rock-hewn churches from the 1200 AD.O/N: hotel.
Day 4: Lalibela-Asheten Mariam
In the morning, mule ride, and trek to the top of Asheten
Mariam Monastery. In the afternoon, visit the second
group of rock-hewn churches.O/N: hotel.
Day 5: Lalibela-Addis Ababa In the morning, fly
to Addis Ababa. The rest of the day city tour of Addis
Ababa which include: Merkato, Entoto and Piassa. In
the evening, there will be traditional dinner and live
cultural dance show. At the end of the farewell dinner,
transfer to Addis Ababa airport for the flight back.
End of tour.